Feb 24, 2011 03:45 PM EST

"J. Edgar" Adds Stephen Root to Its Cast

Stephen Root, arguably best known for his roles in "Office Space" And "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ", has been cast in an upcoming Clint Eastwood film.

The film, "J.Edgar", will Leonardo DiCaprio as the title role as well as Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas and Judi Dench. Root will portray Arthur Koehler, a wood specialist who helps Hoover with the Lindberg kidnapping case by examining a ladder used in the crime.

Root also briefly played a vampire, named Eddie, in the hit HBO series, "True Blood".

"J. Edgar" will be released sometime in 2012.
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